Graduating students have the option to complete the sale remotely or come to campus (Winona and Rochester) May through August 2023.
Spring and Summer 2023 graduates will receive an email with a link to the Aspen Capital secure payment sit with their login information on May 1, 2023.
Students who wish to purchase will receive email instructions on next steps once payment is confirmed.
Only students who are graduating Spring or Summer 2023 are eligible to purchase a laptop.
Not Purchasing Your Laptop?
Return your laptop no later than Friday, August 25, 2023 to avoid late fees.
You can return it in person on the Winona Campus in Somsen hall 207 or on the Rochester campus in Coffman Center room 122. If you are away from campus, it can be mailed to:
Winona State University
Somsen Hall 207
175 West Mark Street
Winona, MN 55987
Get answers to FAQs about the sale process below
Sale Day Details
Please read the following details carefully.
The laptop sale will be held primarily online.
If you are approved for Spring or Summer 2023 graduation, the buyout link will be emailed to you on May 1, 2023. You can purchase without a late fee until August 11, 2023.
Any sales from August 12 - August 25 will be subject to a $50 late fee
No sales will be accepted after August 25, 2023
- Online. Please contact us if you have trouble with the sale website or if you can't find the email.
- On Campus in Winona – Somsen Hall 207 or in Rochester – Coffman Center Room 122
Check your WSU email for the buyout link and pay for laptop online. Emails will come from TechSupport@winona.edu
Our leasing company, Aspen Capital, accepts Discover, Visa and Mastercard. No cash or checks.
After payment is confirmed, if you have a 2021 model laptop you will be emailed instructions for resetting it. If you have a newer model laptop, you will be emailed instructions for exchanging it.
Paying will not erase any data automatically.
How much does it cost?
Aspen Capital, Winona State’s leasing company, sets the prices and conducts the sale. The price is based on the number of years you have participated in the eWarrior program.
| Years in the eWarrior Program
You can purchase without a late fee until August 11, 2023
Any sales from December 31 - January 13 will be subject to a $50 late fee. No sales will be accepted after Friday, August 25, 2023.
Can I purchase my laptop outside of these sale dates?
Which laptop model can I purchase?
Spring or Summer 2023 graduates can purchase the following laptops models leased in 2021
If you currently have a 2021 model laptop, you will purchase the one you have.
If you have a newer device, you will return it and purchase a stock model of the same platform you returned.
Please contact Tech Support if you are unsure which model you currently have.
You are not able to switch platforms at the time of purchase.
Do I need to back up my data before purchasing my laptop?
What happens if I have problems with the laptop I purchase?
At the time of sale, we will provide you with information on any remaining manufacturer’s warranty left on your laptop.
Winona State assumes no responsibility for the support of devices after the sale.
Can I keep my Winona State email address?
Yes, your current WSU email will remain active as long as you keep using it.
Your email account will be deactivated if it has not accessed within one year’s time.
Will I have access to Microsoft Office?
You can still use Microsoft Office Apps online through your WSU email. If your Alumni email is inactivated though, you will also lose access to your O365 apps.
What is the sale process?
I have paid for my laptop. How do I erase or exchange it?
Laptops can be exchanged or erased in person in Winona – Somsen 207, or in Rochester – Coffman Center 122 during business hours.
Students can use online instructions to reset their laptops running on macOS Monterey or on any older version of macOS.
This process will remove all files from your laptop. Make sure you've backed up your files prior.
HPs can be erased remotely by using a USB drive. Contact tech support to receive one.
Please read the Post-Buyout Info sheet (PDF) for more information about your laptop warranty, alumni email and access to office.
I still have summer classes, do I have to wait to purchase until they are over?
No, paying for your laptop now will not change anything on it automatically. You can purchase it and wait to erase it until your summer classes are complete.
Will I be refunded for the Fall 2023 semester fee after purchasing a laptop
Yes, as long as you participate in the laptop sale by the above deadlines, the $485 Fall 2023 semester fee will be removed from your student account.
This credit takes 3-5 business days to process.